YouTube failed to play - see log file

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glen4cindy Offline
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Hello,

I've installed OpenELEC on my SD card, and I've just begun to get things working. I've enabled a few channels and most of them are working fine.

The YouTube one is giving me problems. Some things from a few of the searches I have tried play but, most will not. It seems to hesitate, or think for a bit, then, I get a message that playback failed and I should check the log file.

I've never used Linux much, so I do not know where to look for this log file to see what is going wrong with YouTube.

One of the Video Add-On's that I used, (Can't fully remember the name of it, But, Something like Creation something) but, it has Creation Minute and a couple of other things.

The point I'm making here is that Creation Minute seems to be using YouTube.

Any help or pointers here would be appreciated.
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glen4cindy Offline
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No help here?

I've been looking elsewhere without success.

I've tried removing and reinstalling the YouTube Add-In but this didn't work either.

I am also unable to sign into YouTube on XBMC. My identical login credentials work on other platforms such as PC, Roku, & ATV2 but not XMBC.

Thanks in advance.
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(2014-01-19 08:40)glen4cindy Wrote:  I am also unable to sign into YouTube on XBMC. My identical login credentials work on other platforms such as PC, Roku, & ATV2 but not XMBC.

Thanks in advance.
The xbmc youtube plugin doesn't currently support accessing a non-default youtube profile when you have multiple youtube accounts/profiles attached to one google login. This can happen if you created a google plus account or your original youtube login was merged into a google login.

See my workaround on post 14 and 15 here:

https://code.google.com/p/youtubexbmc/is...id=108#c14

Basically there is a way on the youtube website to create a separate username/password pair to log directly into the correct youtube profile, this login and password can then be used in the youtube addon.

As for failure to play back some clips - I have not had that problem, but I use raspbmc not openelec. Have you tried raspbmc as a test to see whether its an issue with your openelec configuration ?

Although they're both good I have to say I prefer raspbmc, and there are quite a lot of differences with how they are set up and configured behind the scenes so if you are having trouble with one I would definitely try the other.
(This post was last modified: 2014-01-19 22:15 by DBMandrake.)
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muckster Offline
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I can't log in at all--I always get a "plugin failure." I have the same problem as Mandrake with the two accounts, but making a separate login like you suggest didn't do the trick either. Sad
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popcornmix Offline
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It's an add-on issue. You should follow the YouTube add-on thread where others have the same problem:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=79487
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